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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
for paris and san francisco, and he's doing a marvelous job and this again reflects how our citizenry helps our city become a better city with these sister city relationships and again i want to thank you and the audience too who are volunteers in our -- i really, really thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating such a great part of our soul of our cities, and giving us the reasons why we can be an international city, so with that, welcome, mayor, and i look forward to not only signing the semlu, and our visits of our various government officials as well as private citizens to continue instigating wonderful ideas and implementing ideas, and with that, i would like to present to you on behalf of our city and to the mayor -- >> as everybody knows, we did have our 77th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, not quite as old as some of the things in paris, and so this is a set of prints, there's many of them. >> oh, i love the golden gate. >> so beautiful. >> celebrating our 77th anniversary. >> so, we give you this, in order the take it home, you have to walk across th
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm PDT
will bring a strong budget control initiative to san francisco and i will show it by opening my district office in either on ocean avenue, lake side, and out of the money they give i will take a part of that fund and pay for that office in san francisco, but i will open it in the district so i will serve the people. bob squirey. i appreciate your support. >> thank you. mr. rogers. >> i am glen rogers and a native son of san francisco. i went to school here wanting to do public service and i went to sonoma state and majored in sociology and when i graduated i joined the peace corps in afghanistan. after returning i saw some lovely places and i wanted to be a landscape architect. i went to colpolly pomona and encouraged me to get involved in politics. i have been working on projects like civic centers, parks, fountains, restoration projects, and i was a member of the california native plant society and board member for 15 years, and we look forward to your support. thank you very much. >> thank you. mr. lagos. >> yes. i want to thank everybody for coming out tonight and enduring us
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
san francisco cultural institutions of every size perform frequently in paris. san francisco's symphony presents every year in paris and the new president of their board of directors is here today, so also deshanty clear, a smaller men's choral group, a member of our committee is here today as well. and parisian artists are often in san francisco in the region and they're always warmly welcomed. at this very moment as the mayor said earl ye, we are pleased to welcome to the bay area e man yell, director of st vil de la paris who will be presenting tomorrow the and the next niekt the masterpiece of the absurd rhinoceros. the ties between our two cities are strong, now with this new agreement, we assure they will continue and remain strong and beneficial for the great cities of paris and san francisco. [applause]. >> do you think he interpreted himself well? so, you can see why he is our chairman, now the moment has come, mayors, to sign the memorandum of understanding. yes, sign it. [applause]. (next event). >> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoot
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
comes to san francisco and i want to welcome him, i want to welcome the council general office as well, this is an exciting moment for me, waiting 6 years since his last visit is too long, not to renew a friendship to this city which has been historic friendship and one of the most dynamic sister city relationships that we have, i noticed in our room we have other numbers of our other sister cities, manila and gosh, there's so many, cork, and other regions that also -- and our other council generals that are here today, thank you so much for coming and frn council blats for enjoying this moment, there is a lot to be gained by our sister city and especially with paris, i was informing the mayor of my first trip to paris, it's been my only trip which is why i have to go officially, but that was 1969 was my very first trip to pear ris as a high school student, as a high school choir of high school in seattle, we raised money all yearlong for us to go, i got to visit the jazz club along the river and then i got to hear for the very first time stevie wonder saying my shari amor in paris, lo
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
. in the matter of san francisco unified school district versus pierce street the board of education by four aye's and three absent approve authorization for district and insurance company to pursue damage claim through litigation if necessary. for the read out for tonight's closed session september 25, 2012 public employment the board by a vote of six aye's and one absence approved the contract for one assistant superintendent. other items posted in the agenda is the staff report and classified personnel transactions. meeting adjourned. thank you very much. >> thank you, everyone, for coming. i welcome to the opening of scoots san francisco network. [applause]. >> thanks. today, we are opening our beta program to the san francisco public and with that, we are opening the world's first network of shared electric scooters. [applause]. >> there we go, we're back, okay, so before i tell you about our s*frs for san francisco, i want to introduce someone who has already made san francisco an even better place to live, mayor ed lee. there are two things about the mayor's work and his administration
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 10:30am PDT
more housing in san francisco and we at tishman speyer have tried to capitalize on this. is this our first high-rise residential project in the project. it's a 650-unit project, the infinity, which was delivered in 2008-2009, arguably the worst timing we could have thought up for building a major condominium project. yet that project is completely sold out. it was a strong financial success and there are a thousand people living in these buildings today who call san francisco home. this is a thriving community south of market. given the recovery, we hope to repeat this starting next year with our project across the street at 201 folsom. this is another 650-670 units to be built on the south side of folsom between main and beale. we're also proud of the fact that through our commitment to the board of supervisors, that for both of these projects, we said yes, we will make a commitment not only to helping fund affordable housing, but to actually getting it built. and together with evans and union property capital we built unitss at 900 gilman down in the bayview and 165 un
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
events to come to san francisco. i know it's exciting for board president david chiu, we tried to put pods for car sharing in neighborhoods on public streets and began in russian hill on his district, he's a vibrant, vibrant avid supporter of car sharing as i have been, i know ed riskens, well at the hub, knowing that that's an incubator for great ideas came the idea of scooter san francisco and the scooter network, and it's the latest contribution to an ongoing conversation that board president chiu are having in this society, it really is when you come to automobile and or multiple modes of transportation sharing, scooter sharing is the latest contribution for people having access in our economy rather than just offered ownership and to me, that's really what wha* the shared economy is about and this great incubating idea of scooter sharing is wonderfulfinger these are all electric, you can power this up on 18 cents worth of power as compared to what gasoline prices are. it takes, if you want to go around the city at 30 miles an hour, it will be less than half of the power of
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
to san francisco! [ applause ] i want to thank joe and peter for their vision and i want to especially thank the leadership of rick, who is here today at our table for helping us convert a derelict pier that has had so many struggles and help us transform that into an iconic facility that will bring thousands of people out and i want to thank supervisor kim and i think in the audience today, i understand the head of our community advisory committee, katie ladelle is with us. thank you, because there is no rest for you. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> the end game is to connect with everybody who is impacted, because that is what the warriors want. they want the whole city excited about the idea. i am excited about it and we'll get it done rick, because it's the greatest thing for our city. working together we're developing area plans that will shape the city for years to come. from the transit center district plan anchored by the new transbay center, which will provide space for 27,000 new jobs, 4,000 new housing units, a thousand new hotel rooms and 12 acres of new open space. to the ce
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 12:30pm PDT
in business and benefit those in need of job when is we have 8% unemployment here in san francisco. >> thank you sir. ms. gavin. >> i would invest in transportation, in public transportation it would be muni. i think a lot of areas that we need to upgrade muni and put it under ground. i would invest in the ferries. i think being a tourist city and many people commute to the city i think it's one area a lot of jobs would come from is invest in the public transportation. there si pending grant for the train to no where with the project. it's $942 million grant that san francisco may get and it's a lot of money, but that train isn't going to connect to the k, l, or m that see the break downs everyday. i know because i ride it so i would heavily invest in all of the public transportation. dc has a bullet train that goes 100 miles per hour. we can have one too. >> thank you. mr. lasos. >> this is not just a problem for san francisco. it's a problem for america. america is losing the jobs oversees and the corporations are taking the jobs oversees and off shoring the labor and my proposa
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
for transit for a city like san francisco, this location is tremendously located for all public transportation, whether coming from the bay bridge, the red line there is bart. the purple line is muni. you see caltrain, as well as the location of the future transbay terminal. we don't have the transportation plan yet. peter albert and the city are conducting a major study not only our project, but the transit-friendly atmosphere. our preliminarily parking study shows within a 20 minute walk of the site there are 23,000 parking spaces to put that into perspective for you on a soldout warriors game in oakland the most cars that we park is 5,000. so that is the puzzle that we will solve through this process in making sure transportation works. now before choosing this site, we commissioned some significant research to learn how people would feel about the project. you can see the results of that here. here is what we learned. when we told people what the project was, how it would be funded, and where it would be located. this was what we learned. it's very interesting. you can see on the san fra
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. and introduce to you a man who is certainly no stranger to bringing clean technology to san francisco and electric vehicles, are mayor, ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, bob. >> you for your leadership. good morning, everyone. we are going to be talking about something that i have been very interested in, and that is mobility. the ability to have technology work for you, like this microphone. we have worked hard for a number of years. i had the privilege of working with gavin newsom in the past to during his administration to create the electric vehicle infrastructure for the city and began the conversation and the collaboration with the other counties to bring an electric vehicle corridor. it signals our efforts to support the creation of infrastructure to the electric vehicle industry. of course we have encouraged the private automobile creators to join us. today is a wonderful opportunity to do that with a bmw. any of you who noticed the labels in this city, you will certainly noticed the popularity of bmw as a corporation, not only a great company but one that is also on the cuttin
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
in san francisco. it is one where the more you contribute to the common good, the more you are respected. the better you believe in committee, the more access to what you have -- the better you behave in a community, the more access you have. instead of judging each other, we help each other and realize our greatest potential. we open our world to each other. through doing that, we are liberated. we find freedom through our relationships. i have lived both of these stories. the old one almost broke my spirit. the sharing story has saved me. let's continue the discussion about how we can bring more people into that story. thank you. [applause] >> we will start with you. is that ok? >> sure. and the mayor's chief innovation officer, it is a new position created three months ago. i am excited to be part of that. my role is to use new approaches and ideas to solve longstanding civic issues. we launched the mayor's 2012 innovation portfolio the couple of weeks ago. a couple of weeks ago. we're looking for volunteers. i have a small team, no budget, which i am really proud of. come join my tea
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. commissioners who voted against the plan, said that it gave san francisco a benefit that other regions in the south bay and east bay would not share. would you support san francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are a young person, i think that is
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
takes a in-depth look at issues. cheryl is a long time volunteer for the san francisco leauge of women voters and moderating many of the reforms and past recipient of the women that could be president award. we are honored to welcome cheryl. cheryl. >> thank you everybody. thank you for coming out tonight on a cold foggy san francisco evening. this district election is really important. i am proud to be here. this is a great organization. we have nine candidates and hello everyone. it's a pleasure to see everyone in the beginning and hopefully they remember me later. the way it will work is the candidates will have one minute that you submitted. i have four questions to start with, plus the league will have their own questions and we invite you to get your questions and someone will get them. the questions have been submitted on the leauge of women voters website and every candidate is going to answer every question, so now we have time keepers. our time keepers, our lovely time keepers are out in front here and they will hold up a yellow card to signify to the candidates h
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of san francisco and the san francisco public press working with researchers at uc davis, developed an issue position survey for the supervisorial candidates. the candidates were asked to state whether they support or opposite 43 specific polices or policy proposals. many of which have recently divided the board of supervisors. as the candidates here tonight, london breed, julian davis, hope johnson, andrew resignato and thea selby answered. christina olague has not answered any of the questions. the survey responses were provided to team of uc hasteings ings students and representatives of league of women voters, who drew up the questions for tonight's debate. the results of the candidate survey are used by the san francisco public press to create a non-partisan voter guide that summarizes where the candidates stand on the issue and will be available on the website soon. meanwhile hvnnjp. preview you may pick up a copy of the current issue of the san francisco public press at the table in the back of the room, which has a fold out summarizing the candidates' position. a little bi
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 1:30pm PDT
in san francisco. we enthusiastically support supervisor david chiu's proposed legislation and thank him and his staff, including amy chen for their fine work. thank you for your attention. >> thank you, mr. hanon, i want to state on the record the statistic is 15% of the golden gateway units that have been rented by corporate entities and thank you your leadership that initially brought this to my attention. as we have discovered this is an issue that has been plaguing [ta-ept/]s in apartment buildings in a number of areas around the city. thank you for your help. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon. we're from the same apartment building. thank you, supervisor chiu, we have been following -- mary long, lanai backet. we have been talking to amy chen about this legislation and we're happy with the legislation except we feel there is a little bit of a hole that doesn't solve the problem that we have experienced, which is that we live in an apartment building that was mixed income, mixed ages, mixed household type and everything. an old building on nob hill. and they managed to empty ha
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 10:30pm PDT
of this event, the center and the naming of it, betty ann ong chinese rec saturday in san francisco. [applause] -- betty ann ong chinese rec center day in san francisco. [applause] >> the mayor mentioned the time capsule. during the time capsule, the mayor actually challenged me to a little bit of a ping-pong when the center finally opened. so i accept your challenge. [laughter] >> it is on like don teton -- donkey kong. [laughter] >> the spirit of this place is one of joy and one of play. i want to bring up the president of our board of supervisors, who just a couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of hitting a few tennis balls together at the wong playground where we just redid a couple of tennis courts, and pretty good, president chiu. i want to think david chiu for his leadership and incredible support of our department and his love of play. ladies and gentlemen, supervisor david chiu. >> the sun is shining and the community today. who is excited about the opening of the chinese rec center? [applause] i want to thank all of you for being part of this celebration of our communities history,
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 6:30am PDT
. >> good afternoon supervisors. jeff rock. i'm a small builder in san francisco and run a contracting and repair firm and i can say with my whole heart i am glad to be in front of the legislative committees for the first time i am seeing something done to help the small builder and i congratulate you for that. just a real quick story that i think will help zero this in. i have been in business since the early 90's in san francisco. 100% of my work force is in san francisco and district six, ten, and 11. these are all people through building some of the five to nine projects and i build these in 2005 and for other people and people that own the properties. some are generational legacy properties that we put our people to work on, and subcontractors. in supervisor cohen we did a job and worked with community developers and picked up sub contractors way back when wayne jones was there and we are using the same ones. now, they're not the guys building on the big buildings. they don't have the opportunity. if we don't create this economic life line we will lose these guys and i don't
SFGTV2
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. thank you. >> thank you. >> yes parking here in san francisco is a major cash cow for local government. they raise close to $200 million in revenue from parking here and the variable meters in my opinion is just another gimmick. it parks close to $6 an hour to park at a meter on any given day it's ridiculous. i am opposed to the variable rate meters and would take the residential permit one step further and allow those people to be allowed to use the parking permits to park on meters in shopping areas so i would propose that i am definitely opposed to send meters and saturday meters. it's a deterrent to patronizing small business. >> okay. the resulting economy has resulted in internet base for short term rentals and many of the rentals are illegal and the hotel tax is not collected. should the city legalize some or all of the arrangements and collect a hotel tax and we will begin with you -- i will be glad to repeat the question. >> i honestly don't know how you would enforce a law like that. of course everyone should pay their fair share but i don't know how you could enforce that.
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
rosa, 94 in san rafael. san francisco 84 degrees and morgan hill reached a high of 93. we will definitely have warmer temperatures tomorrow. in fact, right now livermore is still at 99. we have 73 right now in san francisco. a look ahead coming up. >> thank you very much, leigh. >> well, you won't hear that question paper or plastic anymore. beginning tomorrow at every grocery store in san francisco a new law goes on the book at midnight. it outlaws most retailers from packing merchandise into plastic bags. customers will pay ten cents for every paper or compostable bag they use. >> san francisco just keeps getting a little more expensive it sounds like. >> people want a paper bag, it's ten cents. hopefully it's not too big of a deal for them. >> city leaders hope the new law will force consumers to be more ecofriendly and carry reusable tote bags with them on shopping trips. san francisco's existing plastic bag ban applies only to chain grocery and drug stores. the new law will cover most mom and pop stores, too, as well as the national chains. >>> governor brown today is
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
if we can make an even better san francisco. we have two other supervisors who may be coming later. we're all part of the initial group of policymakers at city hall who want to hear news views and ideas on the new collaborative economy. we're interested in it because it has aspects that have piqued our interest, about hoour environment, how to improve life for more people, how to make an expensive city more affordable to more people, how to utilize the strengths of the city as a great tourist city. how we can get more folks to come and experience the wonders of the city. maybe they will make their stake here. these panel members have decided to make their stake here. they risked reputation, may be small amounts of money. if they had a lot of money, they may not have had to start this. they have also done it for the right reasons. they want to experience the city in a different way, but one that is in the tradition of san francisco and is reflective of mine, welcoming more people to share in the economy. hopefully the right reasons will create more jobs and get more entrepreneurs involv
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
that is falling and in particular as we think about development in san francisco it's important to think how we balance development between large and small developers, and small developers tend to be san francisco residentings, locally based and this is of course an area that we would like to encourage and support. i also think that we have seen over the last couple of years, which i think president chu said and there is nine items after the inclusionary unit was included for that, and we are hoping to see over the next few years with this amendment within three years how this amendment actually does incentivize that production and how it relates to the balance of development throughout san francisco, so i am happy to co-sponsor this today. it was mentioned the amendments that our office is already supportive of, particularly changing the effective date of the legislation to january 15 and i think that is important as we do a look back on this issue three years down the line. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. just wanted to publicly acknowledge they do beli
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
as well. >> all right. mr. lagos. >> yes. one of the reasons i moved to san francisco 35 years ago was because there was not a large population here. i moved from los angeles and it's grown 50,000 people in those years. i don't want to see it grow further per se and i'm not a fan of developing more housing but to answer the question if we add more housing i would say loosen up the rules to allow homeowners to create inlaw apartments and that way you open up unit availability at some level for additional housing. other than that i would be opposed to any new construction of any major land use of development for housing including the three major projects in the pipeline. >> mr. rogers. >> if there is going to be development it could be in the trans bays terminal that is truly close to rapid transit. walking distance to bart. walking distance to the train that heads down south. this would be an ideal place for a development to occur. a place like park merced where you have 17,000 people would be moving in there. 6,000 parking stalls, a car dependent project, right next to 19th a
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 9:30am PDT
the san francisco business times for putting on this event. and i think for most of us in this room, we rely very heavily on the san francisco business times to keep track of what is going on in san francisco, and the greater bay area, in the real estate world. and it is the best source of that information for all of us. mary asked me if i would make a few observations about the general state of the real estate economy here in san francisco and as i do that, i always have to think about what to say that mary hasn't already said about it. and if you look at the real estate economy generally in our nation, and the fact that it is still soft. that we still need more jobs. that there is a recovery, but it's a slow recovery. you can't do that without thinking gee, will i sound like a politician for one or the other major political parties? and so i will steer clear of that and focus instead on san francisco and maybe we're living in a bubble, but it's a pretty wonderful bubble to be living in. the real question is the resurgence of real estate we're seeing now, is that sustained growth? is
SFGTV
Oct 1, 2012 3:30pm PDT
to relocate. and because of the very high rents in san francisco, what often happens is that the families don't actually have enough money with the voucher or that relocation fund to stay in san francisco. so they are forced to go out of the city completely and then during the time that the building is being rebuilt, they build up a whole new life and their children go to new school and they are never able to go back. so it's trespassly important to many san francisco residents, particularly the african-american community. and this has already been brought up, but 35% of people in san francisco who live in subsidized housing are african-american. and 20% of african-americans in the city of san francisco reside in public or subsidized housing. so we're talking about a big portion of this community and we're aware we're suffering a real loss in that area and we're losing our african-american population. so the right to return would go a long way towards preventing further loss. >> can i just ask you to repeat the statistics, you said that% of the african-american lives in public housing? >
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am PDT
to the city college board of trustees for san francisco. let me begin by thanking my good friend, someone who graduated from my alma mater, somebody who worked with for many years, he has been part of the elected city family for the city college for over a decade. of course, that is mr. marks. you want to give our condolences and certainly acknowledge milton's contribution to our college, not only to his family, community, to the environment that he terrorist so much, but also to the institution of our city college that he worked so hard to improve. he took up the mantle, especially in the hard times when it was challenging already. i had a chance to express that to abby last week and let her know that we were thinking about >> thank you and welcome everybody to today's announcement of my appointment to the city college board of trustees for san francisco. let me begin by thanking my good him, certainly, were blessed with the many years of service that he and the family provided. his contributions to our education community will be sorely missed, but for the generations to come forward for wi
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
running on time, no delays mass transit. stall santa cruz summit stall in san francisco north 101 at 80 split could be slowing into san francisco, i'll update you on a lot of events in a couple of minutes. >>> starting today, checking out goes reese in san francisco, maybe about to -- checking out your groceries in san francisco may be about to get more expensive. new ban went into effect midnight. stricter. >> reporter: it is. good morning this say controversial new ordinance, a lot of people are not happy about it. the bottom line in san francisco is if you do not bring your own bag when you shop, it is going to cost you. this new ordinance did go into effect midnight. starting today, stores are required to charge an extra 10 cents for each bag a might need this includes grocery stores, also at department and clothing stores as well even local tourist shops, they will be charged people shopping there will be charged extra money. one group called save the plastic bag says it is not a nice way to welcome visitors by charging a bag fee. city leaders say the goal is to get -- eliminate pl
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
to reflect on is that two years when we have an initial meeting in san francisco, we asked you about the framework and talked about the things that needed to go into the framework to move forward. comments were collected from across the nation and shaped the free market we have in front of us. we are looking to get more input based on the framework about the supporting documents, the organization, the coordination pieces of that. we do not necessarily want to start with a blank sheet. we know there have been excellent examples of the state and local level of recovery planning, coordination, and frameworks developed. we have twoñr excellent state ad local speakers. we will have the local speaker before the break. the state speaker will be after the break. and cronin berg -- ann cronenberg will be speaking first and giving us progressive ideas on their approach to recover it to use as practice and ideas to move forward with, potentially as a model for the nation. ann? [applause] >> it is thank you very much. it is a pleasure to be here today. we're proud to be hosting fema and appreci
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Oct 1, 2012 5:30am PDT
. this is the monday september 24, 2012 meeting of the land use and economic development and the san francisco board of supervisors. our clerk is elisa miller. could you give us our announcements? >> please silence all audio equipment and items acted upon today will be on the next agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. i would like to thank the staff for televising us today. we have four items on the agenda. item three we're going to continue but we intend to hear public comment for item three and could you call item one. >> yes. it's the sale of easement interest at 1407 to 1435 market street. >> and we have the director of real estate for the city. >> good afternoon chair mar, members of the committee. i am john updike with real estate and this is a summary easement located southwest of jesse street. i'm going to put a map on the over head. the area is highlighted in red here. right in the center of the block. so it's just southwest of the end of jesse street, southwest of tenth street. the easement was for a sewer line that is no longer in use. planning issued and their plan a
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
in san francisco and help feed the homeless. it is something she is incredibly passionate about, and she realizes the network as a resource and to offer support in fulfilling that passion. there is just story after story about the ways that we are engaging all levels of the community, and it is really exciting to see the type of community-building that can happen when you connect people in a neighborhood. >> sharing is not a new idea. it has been around for a long time, but something all our companies have in common is we use technology -- in our cases, an online platform -- that actually lowers the barrier -- the barrier of entry so people across the social spectrum can engage. you do not need to have a second home in a fancy condo buildings in this city. you can have an extra count that you want to rent out, and you can find access to travelers from all over the world who also do not have the resources to spend money on a $200 hotel bill who want to say on your couch, and that is really democratizing travel, not just access to travel, but also access to the tourism economy that flouris
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
>>> good morning i'm sue thompson live in san francisco in the headlines this morning, why shopping in san francisco could cost you a lot more money, it is a new ordinance starting today. we'll tell you how you might be able to escape the extra fees. -- [ inaudible ] >>> i think sue pay's attention to mike's forecast before she comes into work she must call him or something. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. you should dress appropriately for the hot weather. >> absolutely you want to be careful heading back to work especially if you work outside, a scar. er in many areas. -- a scorcher in many areas, no clouds, no rain, no drizzle, no mist. what we have is the potential for poor air quality especially in the east bay valleys and also the east bay hills in the santa clara valley a spare the air today many coast warm, low 70s to low 80s under total sunshine, hot around the bay, sunny, 84 to 91 extreme heat will start to develop inland 92 to possibly 103. that's your heatwave for now. >>> 5:0 starting today in san francisco, take your own shopping bag to the
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Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of the reasons people come to san francisco. do they all live here? absolutely not. and i think we have to get tough with this issue and the housing authority truly needs some restructuring, so that they can do their mandate which is to house people because that's another issue, but there is money missing there, so i think we have to be tough with that and it's like tough love but because we do care and it's going have to be dealt with. thank you. >> thank you. >> yes. well, homelessness has been a major problem for many years, ever since i came to san francisco we've had homelessness and it's gotten worse, and so i believe that local government hasn't done enough for the homeless, and as i stated in an earlier answer i believe that money for the homeless should come from downtown corporations through the war profit tax and provide housing for the homeless. we have a cacantacy rate here that is high and park merced where it's high and i believe those units should be used to house homeless people with the revenue generates from the war profits tax so that's what i would propose in dealing w
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Sep 30, 2012 9:30pm PDT
for the futures of our youth are all the things that make for a positive and great city known as san francisco. we are here today to ensure that all the partners who stand to get our unified as one and in the spirit of the rev. jesse jackson, we want to make sure that san francisco for our youth and communities, we continue to keep hope alive. thank you. [applause] >> part of keeping hope alive is we have to provide an economic engine to get our young people back to work so they are able to take care of themselves and oftentimes their families. with that, i would like to introduce to you mr. eric mcdonald, the executive director of the united way. thank you. [applause] >> good morning again. welcome, everyone. we are excited and thrilled to be partners here with the mayor. what is clear is that while the unfortunate rise and peak of gun violence brings us to the room, it also gives us what we believe is an enormous opportunity. these spikes, ago, and what we have now is an opportunity to cast a vision. we know that without a vision, people perish. we can cast a vision and develop an action plan th
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
for people in san francisco. and also ensuring that they have public safety. >> there are a lot of different personalities that come through here and it makes it very exciting all the time. they, their family or teach their kids have a swim. >> of the gem is fantastic, there is an incredible program going on there, both of my girls have learned to swim there. it is a fantastic place, check it out. it is an incredible indication of what bonn dollars can do with our hearts and facilities. it is as good as anything you will find out why mca. parents come from all over. >> there are not too many pools that are still around, and this is one-stop shopping for kids. you can bring your kid here and have a cool summer. >> if you want to see some of the youth and young men throughout san francisco play some great pickup games, come wednesday night for midnight basketball. on saturdays, we have a senior lyons dance that has a great time getting exercise and a movement. we have all the music going, the generally have a good time. whether it is awkward camp or junior guard. >> from more information, visi
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
afternoon highs coming up in just a bit, robin? >> heading into san francisco is quickly backing up the bay bridge toll plaza. make sure to give yourself lots of extra time this morning. the fasttrack lands and i since moved but if you are paying cash you will see a white beard. the drive time has increased to 15 minutes. east bay traffic is not too bad highway 4 is getting broader around the antioch area. south bay traffic looks good on the peninsula you are still trouble-free. 101 and 280 are still checking in pretty light. 11 is at the limit. >> the developing story is changes in store for san mateo park street elementary school. last week there was an attempted abduction on campus where a little girl did get away from an attacker who groped her and tried to take her off campus. they have made changes that parents and students will notice, will tran is live on the scene. >> one of the changes you can see behind me that this is one of the two fences that they put in to make sure there is only one entrance and exit into the school. when you arrive at park site elementary you will have to g
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
of kids. in san francisco, in last two years, 44% of our kids have reported harassment in their schools. so that is why we're here today and we're here also not just to understand how this is affecting us. how it's making kids and families not want to go to school. it's stunting the emotional growth of our kids. it's leading to a bad epidemic and that is why the u.s. attorney is here to signal she will work really hard with us to make this a national effort to stop it and i'm so thankful for lee hirsch and his sacrifice to take a look at five families across this country and document their lives and what they have been trying to do and to express the impact it has on us. because we're being called to action. we're being called to do something about this epidemic. and i know you san franciscans, i don't care how young you are. i don't care what age or what grade you are. the best thing i know about san francisco, no matter where you come from is that we appreciate each other, where we come from. we appreciate your diversity. our diversity is our strength. the more different we are in b
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
men got on the boat and left the san francisco area around 6:00 sunday morning. the coast guard says the boat capsized near the pigeon point lighthouse. family members say their beloved hobby has turned into a nightmare. in san mateo county kron 4 news. >> want to newgate's have been installed at the said mattel school where a nine year-old girl was almost kidnapped. more changes will come to that school to help ensure students' safety. the girl was able to kick her way free from a man who attempt to carry her off campus. ming all compete police are investigating an early morning car fire happened shortly after o'clock in oakland near jack london square. rescues crews were called the fire was put out shortly the fire department is investigating if that was arson there are no reports of injuries. >> at the 1000 block of seventh street in west oakland there was a shooting a bullet hit a moment and grace a man both victims have been reported to be in stable condition conditions no suspects have been arrested. >> let's see how high this point again today. >> good morning to you james tod
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
diminished for schools in california and specifically here in san francisco. the lodge cuts include that we will be forced to shorten the school year by five days this year and nine days next year in addition to the substantial cuts that will be at school sites and for students. i want to encourage all of you to vote in the election. vote your witness but there's vote. the. >> >> schools of association or wasp as they are known in the district is accreditation process that all schools do to award diplomas. six high schools under went accreditation last spring and if you have never been through one it's a process that is rigorous and consists of teams from each school and reviewing academic achievement, structures and parent will involvement and community involvement among things. all of high schools reviewed in this cycle were credited and i would like to thank the administrators and staff of these schools for making us proud at having a great afyr' the accreditation meetings. i also would like to thank everyone that participated in the national bully summit. you may recall that the
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Sep 30, 2012 8:30pm PDT
have got another minute. [ laughter ] >> on a day to day basis what we're doing here in san francisco is we are disenfranchising folks and limiting their ability for future employment. once you have a conviction for a non-violent drug-related crime, your chances of getting a future employment are essentially nil. there was a research study published recently in a san francisco newspaper, that showed the rate of drug convictions dropped, and the violent crime here in san francisco did not rise. essentially what we're saying is that there is no correlation between drug use and violent crime. so the whole notion that we have to go after these folks to go into their neighborhoods and essentially make had a police state of their neighborhoods is ridiculous, preposterous and anne ethical and moral failure in the city and we need someone bold enough, proud enough to reverse this trend and ex-power the folks because that way we're more united and a stronger city heading into the future. >> can i say one thing? we heard from a police captain that we know that is not true. that has been prove
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
francisco. their fishing boat capsized a mile off shore. monty francis is near highway 1 in san mateo county with the latest for us. >> reporter: good evening. we spoke to the family of one of the missing boaters and they are hoping and praying he will turn up alive. it has been 12 hours since the boat capsized and the search is underway still tonight. family members shouted the names of the missing clinging to hope their loved ones would return safe. among them the wife of one of the men from san francisco. he shared her anguish. >> i want my husband to come back. we are waiting for you. >> tang who has a 7-year-old daughter left this morning from san francisco with three friends for a fishing trip. hours later, one mile off shore from the pichblgen point light house a large wave hit their 23-foot boat and it capsized. two of the men had life vests and swam to shore not far from where their boat ended up on the rocks. the other two, including tang, did not have life jackets and are still lost at sea. tang's sister says the four friends are all experienced boaters. >> he knows how to swim. >
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Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. poetic and ironic that we areç in san francisco city hall. the original building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fires. two decades ago, it was completely rebuilt because of the loma prieçto earthquake. our fingers are crossed that there will not be any earthshaking today. our deputy administrator will talk about the shape specifically. i wanted to take a moment to thank our host, edwin lee, the mayor of san francisco. he has championed an equal focus on response and recovery. today he is our host in this majestic civil service building, probably the most majestic civil service building in the country. fema can take credit where credit is due. over the last several years we have been expanding especially in catastrophic planning with our partners from the greater bay area in catastrophic earthquake response plans we developed in 2008 and 2009 -- excuseç me, 2010. i wanted to set the stage about what we're here today to keep in the back of our minds. the type of event we're talking about could literally provide çdamages inñr theç scope ofç e kinds of implicati
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30pm PDT
of things that we could do here in san francisco that are pretty unusual and i also specialty a lot of time in the neighborhoods and was in coal valley last weekend and heard from neighbors who had difficulties with discretionary reviews. it seems to me that there are always going to be people that -- whatever you want to call them. people who will take advantage of things when you ask for their input. perhaps if we can have more communication on the front-end, that would help. so if you can communicate with your neighbor on the front-end on this, hopefully, you can have a better result at the end. and i do think that it might be worth looking into to see if there is a way that we can make it less potentially, you know, we don't want to be destructive. we want to work together basically. thank you. >> now we have an arguably related question for miss breed, mr. davis and mr. everett. what steps should the city take to increase the supply of new housing units? >> i served on the san francisco redevelopment agency commission for five years. i watched as developers who developed luxury co
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
. >>> beginning of a new era for grocery shoppers in san francisco who will have to bring their own shopping bags or pay up. the plastic ban starts today, shoppers can bring their own wags or pay for paper or compostable bags for 10 cents each. sue thompson will have more in a live report, in the next half hour. >>> south bay tech giant hewlett-packard unveiling new tablet this morning. they gave abc7 news a sneak preview, the hp elite pad aimed at business customers it is for people who need portability and productivity they say. they are trying to branch out into smartphones and tablets after being stuck in a world of desk tops, laptops and printers. it won't be available until next year. >>> we've been talking the heat and how east bay valleys are going to heat up. >> [ unintelligible ] >>> we had to turn on the ac once the house heats up to 78, 80, that's what we have it for. we don't use it often not this is up myrrh into the early fall. good morning, to warm in some areas, cool at the coast. 48° at half moon bay, 57 in san francisco redwood city, 67 in antioch. definitely warm in a few are
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
san rafael. 74 in san francisco and los gatos, 97 degrees. they are up some 16 degrees today and napa up 6 and 12 in fremont. san francisco up 17 degrees from this time yesterday. up 11 in san jose. more high heat tomorrow. a spare the air day is in place for our monday. inland east bay, santa clara valley, that's where the poorest readings will be. we will take a look and see lhen this will coop off coming up. >> thank you. shoppers in san francisco will have to bring their own shopping bags with them or dig up dimes when they go to grocery stars tomorrow. a new city law goes into effect tomorrow making paper or recyclable bags your only choice. there won't be plastic bags. they will also betrayed charge shoppers ten cents for every bag they use. >> it will motivate people to be more environmentally conscious. overall i say it's a good thing. >> city leaders hope the extra charge will encourage people to carry reusable tote bags with them when they go shopping. a busy weekend for the governor, who faces a midnight deadline to face a pile of bills sitting on his desk. so far he has ve
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00pm PDT
and '90s. even triple digits of went up to 84 degrees today in san francisco. oakland, made east. 97 for santa rosa. >> the dodge charger swerved off of the road and crashed on the fence. we know of at least one shooting victim. all have been taken to oscar for treatment but we do not know the extent of the injuries the, police department is in charge of the investigation. as for who fired at a red dodge trucks are, the police forces as they do not know. >> right now we have the charger with multiple blowholes and injured occupants. we do not know much more than that at this time. we do not know if it was an exchange of gunfire only directed at the charter. >> obviously, if you were in the area and saw what happened, bell monopolies need you to call them immediately. right now, the freeway is open, all four lanes. at one. southbound 101 was closed but only for about a half hour. you want to avoid this area if possible. the 101 no. was slow for quite some time as well. as of right now, forensics was on scene. the belmont police department is on scene check in for some of these thin
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
:30, a little over 20 miles from hoof man bay. one of the missing men is pin you ming of san francisco. >> he's a good brother, good husband, good son to the family. >> reporter: we're told the two other men were taken to the hospital with hypothermia. the coast guard said fog made visibility difficult but they are mott sure what made the boat overturn. the men were not wearing life jackets. a coast guard went into the air a few minutes ago. during the live shot, we're gonna get closer and see if we can see them in the water searching for the men. lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in overnight news a shooting in oakland, seriously injured a man and a woman. neighbors say there was gunshots just before midnight near 7th and fillmore street. allie rasmus is live. allie, a lot of damage there, right? i'm looking other your shoulder. >> reporter: a lot. the people we spoke to said there was were ten stray shots fired, one after another. there is a lot of damage in front of this apartment building. you can see some of the bullet holes in the window. there's one in the frame of the window a
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
generates 2.5 million dollars but i believe san francisco is one of the number one tourist attractions in the united states. it generates $9 million tax revenue a year and the buddhists say in heaven and hell is on everyday. you come into the city, can you go church and come out and go to westportal and get a ticket. i think that is morally wrong and gouging and gouging and eventually it's just bad pr and for the generating 2.5 million dollars on this budget it's senseless and it's just more government putting the throats -- putting the boots on the throat of the average day citizen. >> all right. thank you sir. mr. yee. >> so let's face it. let's not make our parking meters the atm for the city. i mean we really need to support the notion that we don't want meters to operate on sunday, especially in our district, district seven. the business corridors need access to customers and when you charge on sundays and parking meters the same people shopping and at restaurants they're going to go somewhere else. they're going to go to stonestown and the malls and if you believe in the
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
angels during fleet week, tune into kron 4. it is going to be san francisco but that. three will have the hornet at pier 3 from the marina, past, present, and for a list of times, events. www.kron4.com of course to watch the blue angels during fleet week, tune into kron 4. >> we will be back. the big story is the heat and this is a live look at the san mateo bridge. 61 in hayward it is going to see those temperatures, skyrocket. 93 degrees " was a scorcher over the weekend yesterday it was hot. all metal slide that sought one! >> to school law for water like this kid is not in the lord's park in san francisco. a little water gunfight the young and old and a joincan enjoy that. >> did you turn on the air condition if you have it or hop in the shower and take a cold shower or bath. it is going to be a hot one today we could even set some records. >> that's right there are especially in livermore. comp forecasting 101 but 1 02 is-and the record setting high back in 1952 of the then that i don't think we will break any records. we are seeing a note of charles manson and because of the att
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
on there coming up. >>> let's take you live outside for a look over san francisco. nice shot of the american flag there. the official countdown to halloween is on. it is october 1st. it is monday, "today in the bay." >>> 5:00 on the nose. good morning, everybody. always happy to have you join us, i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. san jose police looking into the city's 34th homicide of the year. officers found a man with a stab wound near monterey highway and brunell road. he later died. police have not released any information about the victim or possible suspects. >>> oakland city officials apologizing this morning for a weekend dance party at the coliseum that prompted a long list of 911 calls. the beyond wonderland event was held in the parking lot of the coliseum saturday night and this is youtube video from that party. oakland police officers say the music from the event was so loud people from san leandro to alameda were busy calling 911 to complain about it. officials released a statement after the event apologizing to all the residents. it says in part while adjustments to
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